Alerts in Effect
Extreme Cold WarningIssued at 4:47 a.m. EST Friday 27 February 2015
A period of very cold wind chills continues. Yet another frigid Arctic airmass will combine with light to moderate winds to produce wind chill values between minus 30 and minus 35 this morning. Wind chills will improve later this morning as temperatures rise under the strengthening late February sun. However, this frigid airmass is forecast to remains stuck over the region tonight. As a result, temperatures will plunge again and wind chills may reach the minus 30 mark again tonight and early Saturday morning.Details
While anyone who isn't dressed warmly is at risk in cold weather conditions, some are at greater risk than others for frost bite and hypothermia: - homeless people - outdoor workers - people living in homes that are poorly insulated (with no heat or no power) - people with certain medical conditions such as diabetes, peripheral neuropathy and diseases affecting the blood vessels, people taking certain medications including beta-blockers - winter sport enthusiasts - people who consume excess alcohol - infants and - seniors. Protect yourself. - On sunny days wear sun glasses, lip balm and sunscreen to protect your skin from UV and keep it moisturized to help prevent windburn. - Wear a face mask and goggles if you are participating in winter activities such as skiing, snowmobiling and skating to protect your face from frostbite and windburn. - Keep moving (especially your hands and feet) to keep your blood flowing and maintain your body heat. - Drink enough fluids, but avoid very cold drinks and consume warm meals regularly. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required, so stay tuned to your local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet with the hashtag #ONStorm.